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A golfer’s “Field of Dreams”

By Stewart Grant With Covid-19 keeping people at home this year in record numbers, many people took on special projects to spruce up their residences. Early in the lockdown, Robyn (Guest) Shepley suggested to her husband, golf fanatic Dave Shepley, that he put in a golf green in the front yard of their country residence…

11-under-par wins local golf tournaments

Wayne Ross records third ace at St. Marys G&CC By Pat Payton The following are results of recent tournament play at local golf courses. –The foursome of Owen Penney, Josh Cornelissen, James ‘Louie’ Robinson and Kyle Smith won the annual Fall Classic on Oct. 17 at River Valley Golf and Country Club. The Penney group…

Local man runs in marathons around the globe

Andre Schwering has competed in events in Boston, Berlin and Chicago By Pat Payton It’s three down and three to go for Andre Schwering. The 54-year-old Rannoch area resident has run in three of the six World Marathon Majors. They’re considered the top six events on the globe. He has run the Boston, Chicago and…

Lincs obtain third card for a 16-year-old player

Defenceman Ethan Coups played for H-P Minor Midget Lakers a year ago By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ Director of Hockey Operations and GM Greg Smale recently obtained a third card from the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) for a 16-year-old player. “We applied for a third card and we got it,” Smale told…

Ringette plans to submit application to advance to Stage 3

Mini-leagues will allow St. Marys teams to play other nearby centres In the very near future, the St. Marys Ringette Association hopes to submit their application to advance to Stage 3 of the Ringette Ontario’s ‘Return to Ringette Guidelines.’ Stage 3 allows for return to modified play. “What this essentially means is that ‘mini-leagues’ can…

Second ice pad at PRC opening October 29

Council makes decision Tuesday morning By Pat Payton The second ice pad at the Pyramid Recreation Centre will open Thursday, Oct. 29. Town council made the decision on Tuesday morning of this week. “One of the first and foremost things is safety,” Mayor Al Strathdee told the Independent. “We feel with two ice pads, we…

Part 2 – Malinowski had goal to play in the NHL

Playing in front of family at Calgary Olympics was also a career highlight By Pat Payton When Merlin Malinowski was playing minor hockey in the small town of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, he had the dream that many Canadian boys have. And that dream was to play professional hockey. Just before his 15th birthday, Malinowski left…